Hi, I'm Dustin and I'm a Life Coach for those needing support and clarity who want to overcome personal blocks, start life-changing and confident adventures, and choose to thrive in their life and passions.
As a former Associate Pastor and lifetime member of the LGBT community, I understand the struggle of trying to live a spiritual life amongst the toils of past spiritual trauma and the lack of confidence and clarity in oneself.
My goal is to exude confidence, energy, and truth to a community who want to thrive in a life of passion and skyrocket towards their purpose. Whether it be Creatives, LGBT, Dreamers, Men, Women, or anyone else trying to figure it out and find their place amongst it all.
I'm inspired daily by selfless acts, adventurous minds, bold moves, confident poise, and empowering others to enjoy a life in opposition of the "status quo". I believe that new adventures excite the spirit, new experiences expand the mind, and helping others find their journey fulfills the heart.
I'M A BIG PICTURE DREAMER.
I created my first small business while still in high school, and from that moment on, I was intoxicated with an entrepenurial energy. I dream innovatively and creatively, in order to fulfill the purpose of my life & work. Finding ways to live an adventurious and fulfilling life, whilst giving back to the world is something I find, not only important, but a mandate for myself, and all of humanity.
At 19 years old, I decided to take the biggest adventure of my life, up to that point, and move to Sydney, Australia. I had never flown. I had never really traveled. But the idea excited me, more than anything before. My eyes were opened to new and different cultures that mesmerized me, new mindsets that challenged my own, new independence that I needed in order to grow, and a brand new sense of myself and of my deep passionate love with the world. I will be forever changed.
Motivating and inspiring people has always been a large drive in my life. As a writer and speaker, I use my platform to do just that. I believe that, as an artist, my work should make an impact and challenge the mind of those who see, hear, and read what I have to offer.
I enjoy music, particularly jazz, blues, trop house, and downtempo. I am quite the organizer and list maker, extremely dependant on my calendar. I enjoy Indian food, my vinyl collection, micro point pens, marking destinations off of my travel board, and I enjoy watching the diversity of life that surrounds me each day, with its own kind of beauty and elegance. I am a blogger, a young adult fiction writer, a playwright, and freelance writer. I'm always on the hunt for my next adventure and I dwell in fictional lands that you are yet to know exist.
- DUSTIN C. KINARD
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
I am certified in Social Justice and Community Engagement through Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia. I have spent most of my adult career working in multiple facets of teaching and mentoring including Associate Pastor positions, Children's Programming (Children's Ministry Intern, Children's Ministry Director, and Children's Ministry Pastor), and as an Events Manager and teacher with a New York Enrichment Center Company.
I am a Writer and an International Speaker with engagements including the CJ13 Conference in Nadi, Fiji. I've had the privilege to work with different social organizations in Australia, develop and direct a Children's summer camp, and work with multiple schools and churches in America; Speaking for assemblies and chapels and developing and writing program curriculm.
"IT IS MY WHOLEHEARTED BELIEF THAT A STORY WORTH TELLING REQUIRES AN ADVENTURE WORTH EXPLORING."
I THINK DEEP AND I DREAM LARGE... AND I WANT YOU TO DO THE SAME!